How do I hide the number of views counter?

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How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:45 am

I don't get enough traffic at my site and I've been manipulating the 'views' count to make people think my site is popular. I figured out how to do this. You go to 'phpmyadmin' - the website that allows you to control your database (there will be a link when you log into webhost's website). After you log into phpmyadmin, on the left menu column, click 'topic posts' or something (sorry -I'm locked out and can't confirm the menu option's correct title from a public computer), then click browse in the top left corner of the 'topic posts' (might be called something similar) page. Then, unfortunately, you'll need to click on every post individually and 'adjust' the figures to your liking. I'm so glad that that's possible.

But I have over a hundred posts and it takes forever. Therefore:

Can someone please tell me how to hide the 'Views' column altogether?

I think guests will feel less pressure of judgement if their posts are not given a view count score. And they will feel that people can come and go freely without being observed. And I believe that people will judge my website less harshly if there are no pushy time limits, and I don't have to send out SPAM begging people in my industry to come and visit. And I won't have to lie. And people won't have to suspect I'm lying and lose all respect for my site. The benefits are vast.

:D Paul

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:22 am

so,you wan,t to hide the viewcounts block from guests or all?also what style are you using?
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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:45 pm

I'm using phpbb 3.0.5 prosilver

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:07 pm

Open:styles/prosilver/template/viewforum_body.html
Find:

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<dd class="views">{L_VIEWS}</dd>  
Add Before:

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<!-- IF not S_IS_BOT and S_USER_LOGGED_IN --> 
Add After the line to Find:

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<!-- ENDIF -->  
Find:

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<dd class="views">{topicrow.VIEWS} <dfn>{L_VIEWS}</dfn></dd> 
Add Before:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF not S_IS_BOT and S_USER_LOGGED_IN --> 
Add After the line to Find:

Code: Select all

<!-- ENDIF -->  
This will hide the viewcounts from guests and Bots :)
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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:36 pm

That's brilliant. It really does hide the view counts column completely from unregistered guests. Thanks COD3M4ST3R-X!

Is there any way for me to hide it from all non-administrators?

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:17 pm

paulnicholson wrote:Is there any way for me to hide it from all non-administrators?
Than replace the previous switch with

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<!-- IF U_ACP  --> 
with this only admins will be able to see the viewcounts
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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:02 pm

Your answers are swift and flawless. Thank you so much!

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:12 am

The replies column looks bald without the views column. How can I hide the replies column from non-administrators as well, please?

I figured it out. I just applied the same pre and suffixes to the two references to the word 'replies' in viewforum_body.html.

Thanks again.

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:06 pm

Hi. How can I remove the views and replies columns from Milky Way template please? (Cool template upgrade!)

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:10 am

Just find these lines in your milkyway viewforum_body.html

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<th>&nbsp;{L_REPLIES}&nbsp;</th>
<th>&nbsp;{L_VIEWS}&nbsp;</th> 
and apply the switches as mentioned previously. :)
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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:16 pm

That didn't work. I don't really understand.

Which parts do I put before what? Is the quoted section to be in the middle of the before and after instructions or separate? There are 7 instructions for the prosilver fix but only one for the Milky Way fix. It's all confusing. What do I do with this nonexistent part?:

Find:

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<dd class="views">{topicrow.VIEWS} <dfn>{L_VIEWS}</dfn></dd

This part wasn't mentioned.

Please help. :?:

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:25 pm

Open:viewforum_body.html
Find:

Code: Select all

<th>&nbsp;{L_REPLIES}&nbsp;</th>
<th>&nbsp;{L_VIEWS}&nbsp;</th>  
Add Before:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF U_ACP  --> 
Add after:

Code: Select all

<!-- ENDIF -->  
you will find those lines two time so,just make the same changes to them.
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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by paulnicholson » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:43 pm

Thanks for responding so quickly. It didn't work. It only removed the headings. The replies and views columns are still there with all the data. Anything else I could do please?

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Re: How do I hide the number of views counter?

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:09 pm

post your viewforum_body.html here within CODE BBcode :)
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